Crowns and Bridges (Inlays and Onlays)

  • Crowns and bridges usually take 2 or 3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment the tooth/teeth are prepared and impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed on your tooth/teeth.
  • You may experience sensitivity, gum soreness and slight discomfort. It should subside after the placement of permanent crown.
  • Whenever anesthesia is used, avoid chewing on your teeth until the numbness has worn off.
  • Temporary crowns are usually made of plastic based material or soft metal, and are placed to protect teeth and keep other teeth from moving. A temporary crown may break if too much pressure is placed on it. The crown also may come off. If it does, save the crown and call our office. To avoid losing your temporary crown, avoid chewing on sticky and hard food (chewing gum, ice). Try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth as much as possible.
  • After the permanent restoration is placed you may feel slight pressure for a few days. Also, the bite may feel different for a day or two. But if the bite feels uneven or you feel discomfort on chewing on the tooth after 2-3 days call our office. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently.
  • Continue your normal brushing but be careful while flossing around the temporaries (remove the floss gently from the side).
  • Call our office if you are in pain or if you have any questions
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